Masks Amitai Arnon and Ester Bires
Opening: 31.12.2014 | 20:00 | free admission
Mamuta | Guedaliau Alon 14 | Hansen House
Monday, Tuesday 10:00-15:00, Wednesday 17:00-21:00, Friday 10:00-14:00
Until: 15.2.2015



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His Voice on Her: Dybbuk

Programme 1   – 24 and 26 Nov 20:00

Shira Borer, Josef Sprinzak, Li Lorian, Noam Inbar, Victoria Hanna, Adam Yodfat, Shahar Carmel

 Adi Kaplan, Tom Soloveitzik, Alex Drool, Yaara Bar, Carmel Bar, The Conservatory Orchestra at JAMD directed by Michael Klinghoffer (the Orchsetra will play only at the 26.11)

Programme 2 -  25 Nov 20:00

Shahar Carmel, Adi Kaplan and The Conservatory Orchestra at JAMD directed by Michael Klinghoffer

  Ilan Volkov, Maya Dunietz, Tomer Damsky, Eran Sachs, Alex Drool
conducted by Ilan Volkov
curators: Guy Biran and Sala-Manca
a joint collaboration between Hazira and Mamuta

photo by nir shaanani (21)Open studio at Mamuta till 14.11.14

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00-14:30, Friday 9:00-12:00


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A structure from the Jahalin Bedouin community on the Jerusalem-Jericho Road is purchased, dismantled, and reassembled in the Hansen House garden
Participating artists:Sala-Manca Group, Itamar Mendes-Flohr, Yishaiau Rabinowitz, Ktura Manor, Chen Cohen, Hagar Goren, Nir Yahalom,
In the lead-up to the 2014 Sukkot holiday, the Sala-Manca Group, directors of the Mamuta Art and Media Center at Hansen House, decided to create a public sukkah on the Hansen grounds, a temporary dwelling for its activities during the holiday. Rather than construct an extravagant or innovatively designed sukkah, Sala-Manca and Mamuta’s artists in residence chose to delve into the sukkah’s charged meaning in the Israeli context and to highlight the temporary nature of the structure and its associations with exile – thus evoking associations not only with Jewish history but also with the modern Israeli context, and proposing a contemporary reading of the sukkah, both as a concrete object and as a symbol.
A structure from the Jahalin Bedouin community on the Jerusalem-Jericho Road is purchased, dismantled, and reassembled in the Hansen House garden
Participating artists: Sala-Manca Group,Yishaiau Rabinowitz, Itamar Mendes-Flohr, Hagar Goren, Ktura Manor, Chen Cohen, Nir Yahalom,
As part of the Mamuta’s Underground Academy (as its residency program is called), the artists in residence went on an ethnographic expedition into the Judean Desert outside of Jerusalem (the area of the Jerusalem-Jericho Road) to meet members of the Jahalin Bedouin tribe, who live a life of exile to this day. The Jahalin first became refugees in 1949 when they were expelled from their lands in the Negev desert. They migrated to the region of the Judean Desert, where transience continues to be a part of their daily lives. The artists met members of one of the families and listened to their stories. They then proposed to purchase a structure from them, with the idea of dismantling it and reassembling it in the garden of the Hansen House and thus transplanting a piece of one reality within another one.
Not only is the sukkah structure itself transplanted to the center of Jerusalem, but with it a different story of exile and desert-dwelling. The adopted sukkah proposes a re – reading of Jewish history, an observation of the state of exile, a search for a new ethnic-national-social space, a pursuit of freedom, and an exposure to the diversity of Israeli reality and the paradoxes of history. Activities related to these subjects will be held throughout the holiday. (more details to come).

Tuesday 7.10.14 at 19:30 Inauguration of the Sukkah: “Wandering in the Desert” – Politics of Place from the Sinai Desert to the Judean Desert: Round-table discussion in the tabernacle
Participants: Alon Cohen Lifshitz, Abu Suleiman al-Kurajan, Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom, Sala Manca, and Mamuta artists in residence.

Friday, 10.10.14 Public housing in the Sukkah

11:30 Panel disscussion with Yael Padan, Niv Hachlili, Sala-Manca and the Mamuta artists

13:00 Picnic

14:00 Playing the Sukka with Eran Sacks, Tomer Damsky and Yaniv Schonfeld

Calls & Opportunities


Wednesday 3.9 20:30

Rain Forests in Jerusalem or How to Deal with a System

5 music performances

Ido Bukelman - Banjo and Acoustic Guitar
Amir Bolzman - Trumpet and Computer
Lars Sargel - No Input Mixer
Faye Shapiro - Voice
Amir Meir and Gideon Levy - Light Syntethiser

Free Entrance

Sunday 7.9 19:30 - Galina’s Choice

Galina, is finishing her intership at Mamuta. She will screen one of her beloved films (one hour long) and after that we’ll meet for a farewell dinner at the garden. Entrance Free, just please bring something to share (food or drinks)


Sunday, 18.8, at 20:30

Screening: The Annual Video Art and Experimental Film Competition (Intersections at the Jerusalem Film Festival)
Featuring videos by: Ariela Plotkin, Nadav Bin Nun, Samantha Adler de Olivera, Shahar Marcus, Ruti Sela, Dana Gillerman, Mili Pecherer, Sharon Paz, Sally Krystal

Wednesday, 20.8, at 20:30

Screening: Chantal Akerman, De la mer (e) au desert

Screening of Chantal Akerman new film which is shown in its “beta” version for the first time. The film was shot in May 2014 in the south of Israel, in the desert and Arad. A wonderful opportunity to see a new piece by this great and worldwide acclaimed film director. The exhibition will be open as well.

The Competition and Chantal Akerman’s exhibition De La mere Au Desert, with the generous support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund


Calls & Opportunities

please see Hebrew to see the Call.